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Sales of Glyphosate on Amazon

Take a look at this link, more particularly the Customer Question and Answers section (and the Review bit) at the bottom - absolutely frightening.

This is why professional products should not be put in the hands of the untrained general public.

There's people double / triple dosing, not knowing how to use it, probably using no PPE....

Should Amazon allow this ?

What's your view ?

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  • PRO
    While not ideal I'd say step back and think that actually is glyphosate not sarin gas were talking about:)
  • I thought you had to have PA1 and PA6 as a minimum to buy chemicals! I know that certain dealers will sell 5 litres of roundup to the public but i can't believe it sold on line they must be breaking the law! 

    My view is unless you are trained you should not be able to buy the stuff i agree with you Gary on the overdosing and the environmental impact that make a useful product harder and harder to licence!

    I have a similar view on chainsaws but that's for a different thread!

    • "Dont see why not, it killed our ivy after one neat dose, i would highly recommend it". 

      Thats one of the reviews!

    • PRO
      What is the issue with chainsaws?
      Why do you care who buys a chainsaw?
      If they are using it day in day out they will be trained to some degree and if not it's their own fault if they do something stupid.
      • PRO

        Suggest similar applies to us in our industry......

        #farmsafety hashtag on Twitter
        6h ago @Bayer4CropsUS tweeted: "Take the necessary precautions now to av.." - read what others are saying and join the conversation.
        • PRO
          Roundup chops arms off as well now does it?
          :)
          #farmsafety hashtag on Twitter
          6h ago @Bayer4CropsUS tweeted: "Take the necessary precautions now to av.." - read what others are saying and join the conversation.
          • PRO

            If you read the thread first, it's indented under your comments re: chainsaw safety.....

            #farmsafety hashtag on Twitter
            6h ago @Bayer4CropsUS tweeted: "Take the necessary precautions now to av.." - read what others are saying and join the conversation.
            • PRO
              only a few weeks back if I remember correctly a fully trained and competent tree surgeon killed himself so I don't see your point. Yes they are dangerous but my point is don't ban them let people live their lives
              #farmsafety hashtag on Twitter
              6h ago @Bayer4CropsUS tweeted: "Take the necessary precautions now to av.." - read what others are saying and join the conversation.
              • PRO

                Who's suggesting banning them ? You've introduced that aspect.

                I merely suggested ensuring people are trained and qualified to use products in work that can hurt, seriously injure them, members of the public or the environment, otherwise we go back to the dark ages where workers put themselves and others at risk.

                Don't view issues in monchrome, rather view them in colour or at worst shades of grey...;)

                #farmsafety hashtag on Twitter
                6h ago @Bayer4CropsUS tweeted: "Take the necessary precautions now to av.." - read what others are saying and join the conversation.
                • PRO
                  In work really? The whole thread was started because joe public can buy roundup on amazon?
                  Anyway I'm obviously wrong so I'll sign off:)
                  #farmsafety hashtag on Twitter
                  6h ago @Bayer4CropsUS tweeted: "Take the necessary precautions now to av.." - read what others are saying and join the conversation.
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